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Lhasa
Deep in the spectacular Himalayan Mountains, Lhasa is a jewel of a destination. Potala Palace, the former residence of the Dalai Lama, is a major attraction, but you’ll also find numerous important temples and even the world’s highest brewery.

All things to do » Things to do

Potala Palace
Potala Palace
The residence of the Dalai Lama is an immense religious structure and a masterpiece of Tibetan architecture.
Attraction type: Architectural buildings; Castles; Religious sites
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Jokhang Temple
Jokhang Temple
Owner description: This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of Tibet and was built as a shrine for a Buddha statue called Jobo, which is richly decorated in jewels... more Owner description: This ancient temple, dating from the 7th century, is the spiritual heart of Tibet and was built as a shrine for a Buddha statue called Jobo, which is richly decorated in jewels, brocade and silk bands. less
Attraction type: Religious sites
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Ganden Monastery
Ganden Monastery
Located only 45 kilometers to the east of Lhasa, this is the first Gelugpa monastery in Tibet, which was founded in 1409 by the great master Tsongkhapa.
Attraction type: Religious sites
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Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
Built in 1416, this is considered one of the largest monasteries in the world with more than 10,000 monks living inside its walls during the height of its activities.
Attraction type: Religious sites; Historic sites
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Barkhor Street
Barkhor Street
Located in the heart of old Lhasa, this circular route is the oldest street in the city dating back to the foundation of the Jokhang.
Attraction type: Historic walking areas; Landmarks & points of interest
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Tibetan Family Kitchen
Tibetan Family Kitchen
Ranked #1 of 85 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Tibetan
The Summit Cafe
The Summit Cafe
Ranked #2 of 85 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Café
House of Shambhala Restaurant
House of Shambhala Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 85 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Tibetan
Dunya Restaurant
Dunya Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 85 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: International
Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch Spot, Dinner, Reservations, After-hours
Lhasa Namaste Resaurant
Lhasa Namaste Resaurant
Ranked #5 of 85 Restaurants in Lhasa
Cuisines: Asian

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Sonam International Youth Hostel
Sonam International Youth Hostel
USD 14 - 23 (CNY 86 - 141)
Ranked #1 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Lhasa
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Rama Kharpo Hotel
Rama Kharpo Hotel
USD 8 - 42 (CNY 50 - 260)
Ranked #2 of 257 Lhasa B&B and Inns
Dengba Hostel Lhasa
Dengba Hostel Lhasa
USD 2 - 33 (CNY 15 - 200)
Ranked #3 of 257 Lhasa B&B and Inns

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Dalan Youth Hostel
Dalan Youth Hostel
USD 20 - 40 (CNY 123 - 245)
Ranked #2 of 39 Speciality Lodging in Lhasa
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Tibet Gorkha Hotel
Tibet Gorkha Hotel
USD 28 - 87
Ranked #6 of 297 Hotels in Lhasa
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Tashitakge Hotel
3.0 of 5
Tashitakge Hotel
USD 23 - 52 (CNY 141 - 319)
Ranked #7 of 297 Hotels in Lhasa
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

St. Regis Lhasa Resort
5.0 of 5
St. Regis Lhasa Resort
USD 174 - 472 (CNY 1,067 - 2,894)
Ranked #1 of 297 Hotels in Lhasa
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Jardin Secret Hotel
4.0 of 5
Jardin Secret Hotel
USD 59 - 105 (CNY 362 - 644)
Ranked #8 of 297 Hotels in Lhasa
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Tibet Hotel
4.0 of 5
Tibet Hotel
USD 33 - 100 (CNY 202 - 613)
Ranked #13 of 297 Hotels in Lhasa
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